Isa Dick Hackett inks first-look deal with Amazon
James R | On 30, Jan 2019
Isa Dick Hackett has inked a first-look deal with Amazon Studios.
The daughter of Philip K. Dick, Hackett is the CEO of Electric Shepherd Productions, a company dedicated to adapting and stewarding the works of the sci-fi author, and also serves as Trustee of the Philip K. Dick Trust. She is an executive producer on The Man in the High Castle, Amazon’s successful and long-running thriller based on Dick’s book of the same name.
She also served as EP on The Adjustment Bureau and worked on Richard Linklater’s A Scanner Darkly. She and Electric Shepherd are currently developing multiple projects for TV and film with longtime collaborator Kalen Egan.
Now, following the return of The Man in the High Castle for a third season, and with a fourth on the way, Hackett is expanding her relationship with Amazon Studios. The deal will see her develop and create original series to premiere exclusively on Amazon Prime Video. It’s a notable testament to how much Amazon has cleaned house and redirected its ship, after Hackett made allegations of misconduct against former Amazon Studios head Roy Price, prompting a wave of suspensions, investigations and resignations, plus the hiring of a largely female-led team to shepherd Amazon’s creative projects.
“It’s been my great pleasure getting to know Isa over the last year. I’ve been inspired by her work on The Man in the High Castle and Philip K. Dick’s Electric Dreams and we’re thrilled that she’ll continue to develop future groundbreaking projects for Amazon Studios,” Jennifer Salke, Head of Amazon Studios, said in a statement.
“I am truly inspired by Jennifer Salke’s bold vision for Amazon Studios, and I’m thrilled to be partnering with her stellar creative team,” added Hackett. “Fans can expect exciting new collaborations to emerge from our efforts together, as always, with our continuing commitment to the sort of high-quality entertainment fans have come to expect from Philip K. Dick adaptations.”